Scottish Women's Premier League

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 20/06/2018

June 21st 2018

Photo by Craig Doyle @cdsportsmedia

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Hibernian 6-0 Forfar Farmington

Hibernian made it 23 goals from their last four games with another comfortable victory in SBSSWPL 1. Making the result more impressive is the fact that Forfar Farmington have been on a fantastic run, rising up to fourth in the table in recent months.

The hosts opened the scoring after 21 minutes through Rachel McLauchlan and then doubled their lead only six minutes later through Kirsten Reilly. Hibs added a further four goals in the second half through Lizzie Arnot, Jamie-Lee Napier, and Abi Harrison who scored a brace.

The result leaves Hibernian in second and three points behind Glasgow City with a game in hand. They have however closed the gap on goal difference to just two. Forfar Farmington remain fourth but are now just three points above Rangers.

Hamilton Academical 0-5 Glasgow City

Glasgow City continued their unbeaten run in the league and are now over 30 points for the season. For Hamilton, they’ll have hoped to take something from the match but knew it was going to be a tough game.

Abbi Grant scored her 10th league goal of the season after 21 minutes with Leanne Crichton doubling City’s lead with two minutes left in the first half. Hayley Lauder, Megan Foley, and Carly Girasoli all scored in the second half to complete the scoring.

Glasgow City remain top of the league and three points ahead of Hibernian, though they’ve played a game more. Hamilton also remain in the same position, one point above the relegation zone.

Stirling University 0-3 Celtic

Celtic eventually came out on top against Stirling University, scoring all three goals in the second half.

In fact, it took the visitors until the 74th minute to break through the Stirling defence. Colette Cavanagh, Player of the Month for May, Kathleen McGovern, and Kelly Clark all scoring.

The result means Celtic are nine points behind Glasgow City but they have increased their lead on fourth placed Forfar Farmington to five points. Stirling University remain sixth and three points above the relegation zone.

Rangers 3-0 Spartans

Rangers made it two wins on the bounce and another three goals scored in the league. It’s another defeat for Spartans who have now lost their last six matches.

The home side took the lead after just four minutes through Caitlin O’Hara. Sarah Robertson made it 2-0 after 40 minutes and the final goal came with 10 minutes remaining through Amy Muir.

The result pulls Rangers further away from any relegation worries as they’re now 10 points clear of bottom. Spartans sit in that unfortunate position but are just one point behind seventh.

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Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 4-0 St Johnstone

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale (EUHV) produced an incredible result to put themselves five points clear of the relegation zone. For St Johnstone, this was their first defeat in six games.

Anna Hume opened the scoring after 10 minutes with Beth MacLeod making it 2-0 just eight minutes later. Katherine Smart made it three after 47 minutes and Hume got her second goal of the game with just under an hour played.

EUHV remain sixth but are just two points behind fifth placed Hearts. St Johnstone remain third but are now three points behind second and five points above Hearts

Glasgow Girls 1-1 FC Kilmarnock

Glasgow Girls and FC Kilmarnock played out a draw in another close encounter between the two sides.

It was the home side that opened the scoring through Leigh Ferrol with nine minutes played before Lauren Sloan equalised for the visitors after half an hour. However, the action didn’t stop there with Kilmarnock having two players sent-off with 15 minutes left to play. To their relief, Mollie MacKenzie in goals produced two great saves to keep the match level.

The result means FC Kilmarnock remain second but they’re now 10 points behind leaders Motherwell. Glasgow Girls also remain fourth but are just a point behind St Johnstone in third.

Hearts 1-4 Motherwell

Motherwell extended their lead at the top of the table after battling back to defeat Hearts.

The hosts took the lead with 27 minutes gone through Ahsley Carse. However, Motherwell were level only six minutes later with Kerry Montgomery getting on the scoresheet.

The two sides were level at the break but Motherwell went ahead after 57 minutes. Megan Burns getting the goal before Megan Cunningham extended their lead further from the penalty spot. Suzanne Mulvey then rounded off the scoring after Hearts captain, Danni Pagliarulo was sent off.

Motherwell are very much the favourites for the title now, 10 points clear with nine games remaining. Hearts remain fifth and still seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Central Girls FA 4-1 Aberdeen

Central Girls won a vital game in their bid for safety against Aberdeen with both teams now five points from safety.

Naomi Welch scored the opener after 30 minutes with Lynn Duncan scoring the equalizer roughly 15 minutes later. Ellie Kane made it 2-1 from the penalty spot with 90 minutes played with Welch grabbing a further two goals to secure an emphatic victory.

The win means that Central now leapfrog Aberdeen into seventh with both teams now five points from safety.